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Berlin Plus Minnesota

Migrations are changing our classrooms, and students are struggling with managing multiple identities in a complex global world. The Berlin Plus Minnesota program encourages German educators to collaborate with Minnesota teachers to discuss the challenges brought to the classroom from global migration. We will talk about questions concerning the ways students from multiple backgrounds affect our classrooms in both good and challenging ways.

In order to help students capture their own stories of migration, German teachers will have the opportunity to learn about digital storytelling and learn technical skills needed to use free online resources. German teachers will also have the opportunity to tour culturally important places in Minnesota as well as spend several days staying with a host teacher and visiting area schools.

Dates: October 17–26, 2016
Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cost: Teachers will be responsible for purchasing their own air tickets, some meals, and incidental costs
Included: Lodging, field trips, unlimited train/bus pass, some meals (lodging is included for two people to a room)

German K-12 educators who are interested in applying to this program should contact Deborah Jane, Outreach Coordinator, at for more information.

See a more detailed description of the fall 2016 program.